Pastoral Practice Committee Pursues Ambitious Agenda in 2015

Pastoral Practice Committee Pursues Ambitious Agenda in 2015

Can Orthodox weddings be celebrated on Saturdays? Are group confessions permissible? How are catechumens prepared for reception into the Church? The answers to these questions and others depend on which Orthodox jurisdiction you call home. While there are vast areas of agreement in the Orthodox Church, there are variations in...

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Is It Time To Do Away With Sunday School?

Is It Time To Do Away With Sunday School?

Will our children choose to live as Orthodox Christians? This is the most pressing question facing the Church today. Over the years, the conventional path followed to form young people in the Orthodox Faith has included a Sunday school program.  Today, it is a given that every parish needs a...

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IOCC Assists Refugee Families Under Attack Near Damascus

IOCC Assists Refugee Families Under Attack Near Damascus

April 16, 2015 (Baltimore, MD) — Last week’s attacks on Yarmouk, a Palestinian refugee camp just outside of Damascus, Syria, has left nearly 20,000 of its residents trapped with little access to food, water, electricity or outside aid. The UN has described the conditions there as “beyond inhumane” and is calling...

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Let God Arise at Pascha Matins in Minneapolis

Let God Arise at Pascha Matins in Minneapolis

St. Mary’s Orthodox Cathedral in Minneapolis, MN celebrated Pascha Matins at Midnight on the 12th of April. The video above is a recording of “Let God Arise” made during the service—and it sounds incredible. One would think that the recording was done in a studio with countless hours of mixing...

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Icons Miraculously Survive Fire at St. George’s in Knoxville, TN

Icons Miraculously Survive Fire at St. George’s in Knoxville, TN

Within the last week, fires devastated two separate Orthodox communities in North America. Early Pascha morning, a fire broke out at St. George Greek Orthodox Church in Knoxville, TN, and after the blaze, the church building itself was virtually unrecognizable. And yet, amid the rubble, something miraculous occurred. We were...

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Greek Orthodox Archdiocese Youth Ministry Update

Greek Orthodox Archdiocese Youth Ministry Update

NEW YORK — Your Ministry Updates is a series of videos that highlights the work of  the Archdiocesan Ministries and its Institutions. This project comes to you from the Department of Administration in association with Greek Orthodox Telecommunications.   The Archbishop Iakovos Leadership 100 Endowment Fund has graciously afforded this wonderful...

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Do You Believe?

Do You Believe?

​In this episode, Bill Marianes asks the questions, “Do you believe? Do you have faith? Do you have confidence in the story of Christ’s resurrection and life after death?” We explore in this podcast how we can believe in something without seeing it. We will also discuss how our disbelief...

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